The conquest of Vietnam by France began in 1858 and was completed by 1884. It became part of French Indochina in 1887. Independence was declared after World War II, but the French continued to rule until 1954 when they were defeated by Communist forc... [read more]
Date: September 29th 2009
I arrived by bus...and left by boat....
The night before the stormThe rain did not stop ALL night whilst we were on board the night bus from Nha Trang. By the early hours, the whole bus was awake watching the storm outside, as we had to stop for fallen trees and hanging wires. Wesaw flooded rice paddies go by and watched as people checked their roofs, placing sandbags down. Bill bo ... read more